While investigating an anonymous complaint, Pauline Glick and Paul Marion visit Michelle and her assistant Waylon Park. She advises them to visit Richard Trager, since he could have access to onion routing.
Some time later, it was discovered that Trager had raped Michelle. He then gave her an ultimatum: get an abortion or get fired. Since she could tell no one without the risk of losing her job, Haas sent out anonymous complaints in hopes of getting Trager fired or transferred to another facility. After finding this out, the Pauls made Michelle a deal to have her security clearance revoked and leave Murkoff, in exchange for Haas' silence and a severance package to raise the baby without working for the company. Moments later, Trager bursts into the room in an attempt to disrupt the meeting. He called the Pauls liars and proceeded to stab Michelle in the abdomen with a pair of scissors, before being restrained and apprehended. Michelle was hospitalized, but survived.
The event revealed that her pregnancy was psychosomatic. To prevent lawsuits from other female workers who had experienced psychosomatic pregnancies, Jeremy Blaire, with the help of Pauline Glick, framed Trager and had him taken in as an inmate and used as a test subject for the Morphogenic Engine.
- Michelle had a framed photo of a cross in her former office with a phrase that read "Heal the Sick, Raise the Dead, Cleanse the Lepers, Cast out Demons". This refers to Matthew 10:8, one of the verses in the Christian Bible.
- The Murkoff Account Issue #2, Page 9